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Sunday, June 26, 2011

2011 Donkey Derby!

LOL this was a TON of FUN this year!  Perhaps it was because I pulled back and was unable to be involved in every single detail of managing this HUGE event?  (ya THINK?!)  But I had a blast and earned myself a bright RED sunburn on my cheeks mainly because I arrived in town at 9AM met with friends at 930 am and since it was not BLISTERING HOT did not bother to wear a hat. Big Mistake!  Anyway, I spent Saturday blazing away with my camera the best I could and grabbed some great Parade Photos!  My dogs were sure TIRED after hoofin it up and down the concrete!  It finally got too crowded to take pics so I gave up and went to the Elks Lodge (BPOE 316) for a tall one.
So, enjoy my pics and comments and don't forget to LIKE ME on FB at Gold Country Realty! (shameless advertiser that I am)
Howdii Folks! 

Petting Zoo Critters!

My Hot Dog! Breakfast of Champions!

She really IS smiling! Texas Hat Lady, comes every year and sells the BEST Cowboy hats!

Happy Donkey Rider!

How's he look? Tryin a new hat!

Ummm Ok.....

Checking the Schedule Pre Sunburn.......

A couple of Hot Dogs for ya...

 the Best Way to keep track of yer kid!

Bruce and Krystal Brown, Mayor and Mayorette

Sandi Nussbaum, Mike Nussbaum and our newest addition to Cripple Creek, Harley

Red Tail the Mountain Man!  To find out more about him go to his  website

 Shamrock Ranch Entries........
 Victorian Society......

 These boys were dancin for more Candy!

These little girls were waiting for more candy too!

Shriners!  They ALWAYS Represent in a BIB BIG WAY!  Thank YOU to the Shriners!

Pikes Peak Range Riders aka Rollin Saddle Sores......This group of businessmen left Colorado Springs on Tuesday the 21 of June and rode over the Pikes Peak Range, camped out on a local ranchers outfit and then rode in our Parade, they do this almost every year.  Thank You Range Riders!  You make our Parade Spectacular with all of your colorful ponies and gear!

And, Last but not Least....our magnificent POOPER SCOOPERS!  LOL This is what happens to convicts in Cripple Creek, POO DUTY!
For the entire PHOTO ALBUM go to my FB Page here
honestly this bloggin thing is time consuming and tiresome and every time I come back to the blog its a new format.  Hard for this old dog to learn new tricks, especially when FB is so durned EZ!  BUT thanks for following along with me, I do enjoy taking the photos.  Now I will be headin out to the high country to find some not so burnt up country to ride my pony check back later this summer for updates on my trail adventures on my Golden Palomino mare, Barbie and sidekick Skipper!

Carrie N Miller

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Donkey Races?

You Bet!
Here in Cripple Creek we spend many a long hour over the winter thinking up things to entertain ourselves through the summer. Besides being absolutely drop dead gorgeous for scenic beauty and splediferus mountian driving, we also have killer Historic Museums, displays, parks and our most famous residents, the Cripple Creek Donkey Herd!

So when we all gather in the evenings round our favorite watering hole (which come mighty early up here in the winter), we tend to come up with some wild and wacky things to entertain the tourists when the weather breaks. This year is no different than any other, except, being particularly long and cold, we have cooked up some extra special events for everyone to play in come our annual celebraytion of everything Donkey.

Here is the long awaited rundown of our 77th Annual Donkey Derby Days lineup for 2008!
First, on Friday June 27 we start setting up the tents and stuff and checking in Vendors. Should you be interested in vendoring at this event that is sure to draw thousands of spectators as well as participants, go to the Cripple Creek website here:
Friday evening is our Steak Fry kickoff with a Can Can act and dance lessons called out from our very own Silver Screen Saloon Show!
Get your tickets early and plan on spending the nite, cause it could be a long one!
Seein' as how we are just a hop, skip n a jump from the Colorado Springs area, why not pile them kids in the cruiser and come on up and check us out! The parade on Saturday (tons of candy gets thrown so bring a bag) draws plenty of oddball entries.
Kids events, Donkey Races where anyone can throw their name in the hat for 5 bucks for a chance to run with the Donkeys around town for some BIG prize money, Mountain Mama contests where you all get to act like real live Mountain Moms what with cookin, cleanin, changin the baby and feeding the old, beer, wood carvers with Chain Saws, Sand Sculpters and tons more fun that even I cannot keep up with! Throw your money down for some tough Chicken Poo Bingo, just be careful when you pick it up!
Our parade is FREE and we even have prize money for the best of show in a couple of different categories! Bring your best dressed float, mini float, pony, donkey, mule, llama or girlfriend and show 'er off in our parade that lines up forever and lasts a good long time and goes smack through downtown! Oh yea!
There will be shootouts, showdowns and hoedowns going on all over the place in this lively little slice of Americana. Be sure to come on up and say HEY to the folks in the 'Creek that have worked and slaved all winter long at their favorite watering hole to bring you this fine weekend full of fun & games!
Tell 'em Carrie sent ya!
Y'all come back now, y'hear?